Monthly Archives: January 2011

A Historic Tale of Art and Total Elation on Alabama Street

A few years back, I went to the Bernal Heights Outdoor Film Festival. On that particular night the location was on Bernal Heights Boulevard, on the slope leading easterly towards Folsom Street. I remember it being extremely cold and uncomfortable. … Continue reading

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Off the Hill: Adios Discolandia, Adios Chris Daly, Hola Fried Chicken Sandwiches on Wheels

What’s going on in other neighborhoods around the City?  We scour the Interwebs… so you don’t have to! Some dude named Ed Lee is now Mayor of San Francisco (SF Chronicle) New SF Supervisor Sean Elsbernd used holy water to … Continue reading

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Then And Now: What Became of Those “Working Class Houses” on Hampshire Street?

Last week Bernalwood introduced you to Dave Glass, a wonderful San Francisco photographer who has amassed a continuous body of work that dates back to the 1960s. Now it’s time for another installment of the Dave Glass Bernal Heights Then-And-Now … Continue reading

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Our Exclusive Interview with the New Mayor of Bernal Heights Park

You may not have voted for him, but Ben Calvin recently became the new mayor of Bernal Heights Park. That is, he’s the new mayor of Bernal Heights Park on Foursquare, the location-based social media thingy. Since it seemed unlikely … Continue reading

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If It Snowed On Bernal Hill, I Would Bring My Powder Skis

I was in Tahoe last weekend, teaching my daughter how to ski at Alpine Meadows. (Cuuuuuuuute!) While she was in ski school, I managed to sneak off for a few hours to make some turns with the grown-ups. At the … Continue reading

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SFPD Crime Prevention Tips: “Ten Things a Burglar Won’t Tell You”

In response to yesterday’s post about a thwarted home burglary attempt in Our Faire Neighborhood, Bernalwood reader SeanD commented with some street-smart burglary-avoidance tips from the San Francisco Police Department.  I’m reposting those tips here, for our collective benefit. From … Continue reading

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A Magical Trip Through Time to One Year Ago Today

Patrick Boury captured this magical image from atop Bernal Hill exactly one year ago today, on January 11, 2010. That same night, he also shot this: Frankly, I have no recollection of that day one year ago. Yet after seeing … Continue reading

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